NCircle Entertainment has recently announced the upcoming U.S. distribution of The Gruffalo, a 2011 Academy-Award nominated short film that follows the story of a clever mouse who ventures out into the forest for dinner and has to fend off a series of hungry predators along the way. The film is narrated by Helena Bonham Carter and includes the voices of Tom Wilkinson, John Hurt, and Robbie Coltrane. The Gruffalo is an adaptation of the internationally bestselling children’s book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Alex Scheffler.

The DVD will be released on August 16 for a suggested retail price of $9.99.